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The Original Mouche Van Hool

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The Original Mouche Van Hool

ARCHITECTURE

A Modern-day Sanctuary

The August site is a combination of five heritage-listed buildings. The biggest challenge, overcome by Vincent Van Duysen and his team, was linking them together in an optimal way for flow and a unified concept without falling foul of heritage restrictions. The nuns’ former private chapel is now the main lounge and bar area. There are two terraced townhouses with gardens adjacent to the site, one of which accommodates a spa, complete with an outdoor swimming pool with its own filtering reed bed. The building behind the chapel, which was the nuns’ living quarters, contains most of the guestrooms, the kitchen, and a guests’ library.

Interior Design

Vincent Van Duysen

Having worked for a number of furniture companies including Molteni&Co, Kvadrat, B&B Italia, and Flos, Vincent Van Duysen was able to collaborate with the best in the business to custom design every item—from the furniture down to the cutlery. “It’s a challenge to design without too much ostentation in a building that already has a strong identity,” he says of the project. “Yet I still needed to design a hotel that has its own unique features, making it different from any other hotel.”

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